Under $5: DIY Two-Tiered Tabletop Planter

Under $5: DIY Two-Tiered Tabletop Planter

Kimber Watson
Feb 9, 2012

As soon as I saw the photo of the completed project, I thought, "Hmm, this reminds me of a ceramic Shane Powers planter I saw awhile back at West Elm." I'm not sure if that was the inspiration behind this DIY, but regardless, it's super-crafty upcycling on the cheap. $4.32 to be exact.

Kristi, from Addicted 2 Decorating, is pretty clever with inexpensive DIY's, but there's cheap and then there's cheap! And fortunately for the less-inclined, not only will this be easy on your wallet, but it will also be a simple project to knock out in a short amount of time.

In case you couldn't tell, the bones of this project are actually glass light covers in two different sizes plus one wood candlestick holder. Throw in an adhesive of your choice, and that's about all it takes. Then you can get crafty adding the soil and plants of your liking.

Kristi does comment on the fact that she does not come equipped with a green thumb, but since I do have one, I thought I'd share my two cents. Since this container does not have a drainage hole in the bottom, you need to be mindful of two things. What plants you choose and watering. Kristi was correct to choose cacti and succulents. These are probably the best plants for it since they're drought-tolerant and should never be over-watered! Be mindful that you never want the roots to remain wet so a few drops here and there or a light misting will be sufficient most of the time, especially during the winter months. It's also advisable to place a layer of gravel or pumice stones on the bottom as this will draw the moisture away from the soil and roots.

To see more of the photos or hear what Kristi has to say about her super-easy DIY planter, head over to Addicted 2 Decorating.

(Images: Addicted 2 Decorating)

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